Rediscovering Values On Wall Street, Main Street, and Your Street

ISBN-10: 1439183120

ISBN-13: 9781439183120

Edition: 2010

Authors: Jim Wallis

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THE RIGHT QUESTIONWHEN WE START with the wrong question, no matter how good an answer we get, it won't give us the results we want. Rather than joining the throngs who are asking,When will this economic crisis be over?Jim Wallis says the right question to ask isHow will this crisis change us?The worst thing we can do now, Wallis tells us, is to go back to normal. Normal is what got us into this situation. We need a new normal, and this economic crisis is an invitation to discover what that means. Some of the principles Wallis unpacks for our new normal are... Spending money we don't have for things we don't need is a bad foundation for an economy or a family. It's time to stop keeping up with the Joneses and start making sure the Joneses are okay. The values of commercials and billboards are not the things we want to teach our children. Care for the poor is not just a moral duty but is critical for the common good. A healthy society is a balanced society in which markets, the government, and our communities all play a role. The operating principle of God's economy says that thereisenough if weshareit. And much, much more...In the pages of this book, Wallis provides us with a moral compass for this new economy -- one that will guide us on Wall Street, Main Street, and Your Street.
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Book details

List price: $32.00
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Howard Books
Publication date: 1/5/2010
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 272
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

Jim Wallis was born in Detroit, Michigan on June 4, 1948. He graduated from Michigan State University and Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. He is an evangelical Christian writer and political activist, best known as the founder and editor of Sojourners Magazine and of the Washington, D.C.-based Christian community of the same name. He has written numerous books including The Great Awakening; Reviving Faith and Politics in a Post-Religious Right America (2008), God's Politics: Why the Right Gets It Wrong and the Left Doesn't Get It (2005), Faith Works: How Faith Based Organizations Are Changing Lives, Neighborhoods, and America (2000), The Soul of Politics: Beyond Religious Right and Secular Left (1995) and The Call to Conversion (1981).

Introduction: Asking the Wrong Questions
What Were We Thinking?
Sunday School with Jon Stewart
When the Market Became God
How We Got Here
Greed is Good
It's All about Me
I Want it Now
What We Got Ourselves Into
When the Gaps Get Too, Big
On Listening to Canaries
The Way Out
Enough Is Enough
We're in It Together
The Seventh-Generation Mind-set
New Habits Of The Heart
The Clean-Energy Economy Conversion
The Family Matters Culture
The Meaning of Work and the Ethic of Service
Recovering "The Commons"
Regaining Our Balance
The Parable of Detroit and the Green Shoots of Hope
Changing The Script
A Bad Morality Play
Choices Make Changes: Twenty Moral Exercises
Epilogue: Notes from the Next Generation
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